Manic Monday – 11/30/15


What Was Planned vs. What Happened

Monday: RestRest
It’s amazing how hard it is to be productive at work when you know you’ve only got two days of work before a 5 day weekend… I made it through somehow, and had a quiet evening at home packing with Ben.

Tuesday: RestRest
After work, Ben and I went out to Trivia with some friends for a few laughs and $0.50 wings. We did ok, but didn’t win, boo!

Wednesday: 1 Hour Spin1 Hour Spin
I got up at 5:30 am on my day off and went to spin class. I don’t even know myself anymore! The theme was Madonna vs. Michael Jackson and it was the perfect way to kick off my Thanksgiving break. After breakfast and a shower, we caravaned down to PA with Ben’s parents to spend the week at his uncle’s family farm.

Thursday: 2 miles easy2 Miles
I got up around 8 and before I could talk myself out of it, went for a quick 2 miler before breakfast to kick of the Runner’s World Holiday Run Streak. We were in Northeast PA, and the road was really narrow and twisty, so I had to be super vigilant about cars, but all in all, it was a good run.

Friday: 2 miles easy2 Miles
Same route as Thursday, just a quick out one mile and back. A doe jumped across the street in front of me, and some asshole in a pickup truck decided to drive on the shoulder and play chicken with me for a while, but I didn’t give him the satisfaction of changing my course, and he pulled back out onto the road well before I was in danger.

Saturday: 2 miles easy1 Mile
It was very cold and rainy and I didn’t have any rain gear, so I just went out for a single mile. I managed a 9ish minute mile, which for me is pretty great, and then we bundled everything into the car and headed home.

Sunday: 2 miles easy3.5 Miles Easy
I felt mostly good on this run, other than the fact that it was a lot colder and windier than I thought. I was FREEZING! I didn’t do much running last winter due to my foot injury, so I need to figure out what works for me and invest in some new winter gear, namely, a vest, and a jacket, and possibly some thermal tights.

So far, the Runner’s World Run Streak is going well. Sunday’s run officially started the longest streak I’ve ever done, so each day forward will be a new record for me. I’m being careful to stretch well after every run, and roll whenever I think of it, but I feel good. I plan to keep most of my runs very short and easy. Here’s the plan for this week:

  • Monday: 2 miles easy
  • Tuesday: 2 miles easy
  • Wednesday: Spin; 1 mile easy; tap class
  • Thursday: 2 miles easy
  • Friday: 2 miles easy
  • Saturday: Run club 4 miles moderate
  • Sunday: Ri-Ra Santa Run 5k

How was your Thanksgiving?

14 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 11/30/15

  1. charissarunning says:

    Great job so far – keep it up! I started getting a bunch of winter gear last year and I can tell you Under Armour has just about the best warm gear in the world! Maybe there’s some Cyber Monday deals out there for today?? Otherwise, add it to the Christmas wish list for sure.

  2. dgobs says:

    Dude, what the hell is wrong with people?! I can’t believe someone was playing chicken with you on the road, that’s ridiculous. Props for not changing course though, and for sticking it out! And props for streaking it up! 🙂

    • DarlinRae says:

      It’s on my list. Which has about a million other things on it and I can’t complete any of until I have a car of my own again. Christmas break, maybe? I’M WORKING ON IT!

  3. Fallon @ Slacker Runner says:

    Good job on the streak so far! I contemplated it but would have failed by day 2. 🙂 I don’t have any tips on cold gear but I sure could use some! We went from the 70’s to the 20’s and 30’s way to quickly. I feel like my toes are still frozen from the turkey trot!

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